Digital economy

What 4 things does the IGF have in common with end of year festivities?

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For many people around the world, the end of the year is a time for sharing, caring, exchanging and looking ahead to what the future will bring. We’ve noticed that the Internet Governance Forum, taking place this year from 18-21 December at United Nations Headquarters in Geneva, has a lot in common with end of year festivities.

Panel considers ways of boosting trade through blockchain and AI

A leading initiative to explore how blockchain and augmented intelligence (AI) bring about innovative approaches to international trade, will hold discussions with experts today on the sidelines of the World Trade Organization (WTO) 11th Ministerial Summit, taking place in Buenos Aires this week.

3 reasons why ICT matters for gender equality

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A United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development is in full swing to track progress on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), formally adopted two years ago.

Digital Economy Commission leadership adds new talent

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The International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) Commission on Digital Economy has announced the appointment of three new Vice-Chairs, extending regional and sector representation of its current leaders.

Five considerations to modernise policy for new technologies and business models

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Globalization of the digital economy has brought unparalleled growth for all segments of the public and private sectors, resulting in an increasingly accessible global marketplace. The digital economy is also playing an increasingly significant role in promoting innovative and sustainable development, and empowering inclusive economic participation.

ICC meets new ICANN CEO and applauds US Commerce Department approval of IANA transition plan

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On the sidelines of the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) in Brussels today, ICC BASIS Director and Senior Policy Executive for Digital Economy Elizabeth Thomas-Raynaud met with ICANN Chief Executive Officer Goran Marby, as he starts his third week of a five-year appointment. On the heels of yesterday’s announcement by the US Commerce Department, noting that the proposal of the global Internet multistakeholder community meets the criteria it set out two years ago, ICC used the timely occasion to express support and encouragement on behalf of companies from all regions for the important step.

ICC China launches Digital Economy Commission

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The inaugural meeting of ICC China’s Commission on Digital Economy welcomed 150 delegates from more than 90 companies and research institutes to discuss trade policy topics relating to telecommunications, Internet and e-commerce. The timely establishment of this commission will gather and convey the perspective of Chinese business into the work of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) global Commission on the Digital Economy.

Input from business will be crucial during the implementation phase of the GDPR

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During its semi-annual meeting the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Commission on the Digital Economy welcomed Chair of the Article 29 Working Party (WP29) Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin to ICC’s global headquarters to discuss timely European Union (EU) data protection developments of importance for global business including the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and WP29’s recent opinion on the EU-US Privacy Shield.